Miscellaneous Photos Unloaded from Digital Camera and iPhone (January 17, 2010)

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The photos on this page are a really eclectic collection.  It is the result of emptying the photos and videos from my camera and iPhone because so many had accumulated.

Theresa Whiting, a flight instructor I know, took an impressive trip across the United States to deliver an airplane to its new owner.  These are images of the article about her trip and the front page of the newspaper where it appeared (the article is also mentioned in the upper left corner of the front page).

This was a cute cartoon sent to me by Stan and Lynn (both skydivers).  They laugh at me because I have a fascination with skydiving, but I respect gravity too much to actually try it.

These are photos from Sally's skydive on June 6, 2009.

Some of the videos from Sally's skydive on June 6, 2009 are here.  These videos are also on YouTube:  search by sallyosborne2009.

Lucy being Lucy ...

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I took photos of the cages at the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue to decide how to repair them.  Brazing proved to be a viable technique.  The round stock was spot-welded, so when the spot welds fail the round stock has already been pressed into plastic deformation so that there is a lot of surface area to support a brazed joint.

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At the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue there were also donation collection banks to be painted ...

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I also have a video from the cat rescue here.

Phoebe (one of my cats) has developed a disorder called "overgrooming".  She cleans herself too aggressively and licks the fur off.  It seems to be for the most part a harmless disorder.

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Sue (my downstairs neighbor) encountered a corrosion problem on her minivan.  There are standard kits available to repair this type of corrosion on the shock tower.

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These are photos from taking Fiona (Laurie's cat) to the airport to travel to Hawaii.

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These are photos from the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue.  The last photo is Tiger making friends with another cat.

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I had a rather bad reaction to penicillin prescribed for a tooth infection.  I didn't know a drug reaction could do that.

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My mom in Marshall with my cats.

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Me in Marshall with my cats.

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Photos from the skydiving center in Florida.  The motorcycle was a rental Honda ST-1300.  I dropped it twice—a bit more motorcycle than I'm used to.

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Snow in Marshall.

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A humorous posting at work about the most memorable excuses for not coming to work.

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Tiger staring at my clock.  She hasn't learned to tell time, but one day she noticed that the clock was ticking once per second and she took an interest in it.  She has lost interest in it.

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Lucy's interpretation of what a backpack is for.

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A copy of Cosmopolitan magazine I noticed while waiting in line at the supermarket.  One of the articles was titled "Is he normal down there?".  I wasn't quite insecure enough on that day at that time to buy the magazine to figure out if I'm normal down there by the magazine's standards.

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Photos from a get-together at work.  I have no idea what or why.

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Cats lounging in the hallway.

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Cat prints on my motorcycle seat.

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More cats.

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A really cool custom license plate I saw.

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Fiona on my porch.  She would often meow at strangers walking by.  One day I found that someone had tossed a cat toy up on the porch for her.

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My experienced rider course.

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Fiona's version of what motorcycle apparel is for.

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The gal in front of me at Taco Bell was apparently a serious runner.  I know just enough to know what "26.2" means.

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A rather silly sign at the Marshall Biggby Coffee.

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A gentleman working hard restoring a plane at the airport.

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Cats ...

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My illegal TV antenna outside my apartment.  It consists of a 10-foot span of PVC pipe with a high-gain antenna at the top.

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The Marshall Soaring Club working on a mechanical issue with the glider.  Someone felt an irregularity with the controls, so they investigated it.  I know of course that light airplanes and sailplanes have simple mechanical controls, but it is still sobering to look at the actual mechanisms.  That mechanical system is all that separates you from death.

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The food pecking order when Fiona was staying with me.  It was understood by all that Fiona eats first.

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A mechanic came out one day to help start a vintage airplane at the airport.

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Fiona and a squirrel sizing each other up.  (The squirrel is above the air conditioner on the roof.)

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A rather expensive motorcycle at the Battle Creek Harley-Davidson dealership.  The gal in the yellow shirt is Sally.

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More cat photos ...

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Some sort of an outdoor festival.  I don't remember where or when, but the location may have been Galesburg, Michigan.

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Lynn and Stan at The Country Kitchen in Marshall, Michigan.

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Tiger's version of what clean laundry is for.

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It is good to see that they are still selling quality movies at Walmart ...

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An interesting decorated truck spotted in Coldwater, Michigan ...

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Tiger using the "self-serve" method for cat food.  They often do that.

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Meal time ...

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Winter in Michigan ...

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Photos from some sort of a work get-together. It may have been near Christmas, 2009.

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More Winter in Michigan ...

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Downtown Atlanta enroute to Florida, I think ...

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A cantilever billboard in Orlando.  I've never seen that design before.

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The rented motorcycle in Florida.

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Impressive signage at the drop zone.

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I also have more drop zone videos here.

Artwork in the restroom of one of the truck stops on the way home via Greyhound.

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Photos from the Greyound bus trip back.  The gentleman is a passenger I met from Romania—it was interesting to chat.

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Injuries from me dropping the Honda ST-1300 twice.

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Window installers installing new windows in my apartment.

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More photos from the Mid-Michgan Cat Rescue.

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A cute sign at the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue.

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Phoebe now sleeps on the upper shelf of my closet.

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Alice relaxing while keeping an eye on what I'm doing.  Notice that her eye is partially open.

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Tiger's version of what a laptop computer case is for.

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I also have more cat videos here.

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